About Us

Who are Palani & Associates?

Palani & Associates Pty Ltd are "Certified Practising Accountants" (CPA) offering clients the complete financial and taxation solution. The firm consists of Ramiah Palani who is a CPA and two support staff, Arjun Palani and Karthik Vijeyaraghavan. Ramiah Palani is an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited, and this allows us to provide comprehensive Financial Planning advice, which will benefit all of our clients.

We offer a high level of personal service to our clients. Our clients are the most important asset of our firm and we provide the best possible strategies and advice to meet their needs, goals and objectives. By offering the complete financial solution, we can take care of all your financial needs at the same time.

Ramiah Palani CPA (ramiah@palani.com.au)

Ramiah has been in the Accounting Profession since 1972 and migrated from India in 1983. He is an Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate Member of The Indian Institute of Bankers. Of his eleven years of experience in India, Ramiah worked for five years with Fraser & Ross, a British firm of Chartered Accountants in India. The following six years he worked with Bank of Baroda, Mumbai and Chennai, as Loans officer and Inspection officer.

In Australia, Ramiah worked as an Accountant for Lightburn & Co. Ltd (three years) and the then Faulding & Co. Ltd (six years) before commencing Public Practice in 1993.

Ramiah completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at the then South Australian College of Advanced Education (now UniSA) in 1987. He has been a member of 

CPA Australia since June 1987, and has been a registered tax agent since April 1988. Ramiah has been an Authorised Representative of Count Wealth Accountants since Nov 1994, and has also been a financial planning specialist of CPA Australia since May 2000.

Ramiah is married and has two lovely children. He enjoys all sports, especially cricket. Ramiah was an honorary treasurer for three years at both Indian Australian Association
of SA and Hindu Society of SA. He enjoys doing community services and loves travelling.

Arjun Palani (arjun@palani.com.au)

Master of Finance (University of Adelaide); Financial Planner (AFP); Certificate IV in Mortgage Broking (Kaplan); Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (University of Adelaide).

Arjun joined the firm in September, 2014 and has completed all requirements to become a Financial Planner and Authorised Representative of Count Financial. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA), and is working towards attaining his own Tax Agent licence. Furthermore, Arjun is a Mortgage Broker & Credit Representative of Finconnect Australia and is hence ready to advise the best strategy and product for your next loan.

Arjun previously worked as an Equity Analyst at Adelaide based stockbrokers, Taylor Collison. He is an avid follower of cricket & AFL, and enjoys travelling & meeting new people.

Karthik Vijeyaraghavan (karthik@palani.com.au)

Graduate Cert in Professional Accounting (RMIT); Master of Telecommunication Engineering (UniSA) 

Karthik joined the firm in August, 2015. His duties within the firm incorporate all aspects of Accounting, Taxation & Book keeping. He is certified in MYOB, XERO, Reckon and QuickBooks. He loves Photography and Travel.

Ramiah & Arjun provided effective independent financial planning advice to enhance my insurance position. This was important as a mother of three, where I can rest peacefully knowing both my family's well-being and that I have the best value insurance solution to suit my needs and complement existing cover already in place.

- Sarah Falcione

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